Provide Counselling for Youth in Distress at Foundry Abbotsford
For a limited time, your donation doubles to help twice as many youth.
When Tiera was struggling mentally, she turned to Foundry Abbotsford and was able to see a counsellor the same day she came in.
Tiera credits Foundry for still being here today and wants to make sure all youth have access to the same walk-in counselling.
Donate today to support youth mental wellness and your gift will be matched dollar for dollar.
That means your donations DOUBLES to help TWICE as many youth.
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“I honestly know for a fact I would not be here, if I didn’t come to the Foundry.
And it’s scary to think that that one day it could just not have funding and it might not be here. Because every single day, I know the Foundry and the staff here makes a big difference in youth’s lives.”
Why Your Help Matters
Recently 89% of youth accessing services at Foundry Abbotsford for the first time are reporting a high level of distress (up from 64% of youth in December 2020).
The last two years have been hard for youth in our community. After facing a triple threat of COVID, the opioid crisis, and high rates of unemployment, the BC Flooding is the latest disaster making some youth feel hopeless about the future of their world.
Young people are experiencing the highest increases in rates of anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and depression as well as increased difficulty accessing services or meeting financial needs.
At Foundry Abbotsford, youth can access walk-in counselling to talk to a counsellor to address their mental health before things can spiral.
Due to the high demand, appointments fill up quickly and not all youth can access same day counselling or get the extended support they need after the initial appointment.
Help us eliminate waiting lists and ensure that mental health counselling stays accessible to all youth no matter their financial status.
Double Your Impact
Up until December 31st, all donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000 thanks to Foundry Central!
That means for every youth you help, another will be helped as well.
- $60 turns into $120 to provide two counselling sessions
- $120 turns into $240 to provide four counselling sessions
Double your impact by donating today.
“I think it’s critical that everything is free here and that’s one less thing to worry about. So that everyone can access mental health services.”
About Foundry Abbotsford
Foundry Abbotsford offers integrated services for youth and families for mental health, substance use, primary care, peer support, and social services in a youth-friendly environment.
Foundry Abbotsford is a collaboration of 14 program partners including Fraser Health and The Fraser Valley Youth Society with Archway Community Services as the lead agency.
In just six months (April – Sept 2021), the Foundry saw over 1,100 youth for 7,631 visits.